Completed Projects

Innovation Center Modern Industry Brandenburg (IMI)

Project description

Project Innovation Center of Modern Industry (IMI) in Brandenburg

Set up as a central point of contact for small and medium-sized companies (SME) in Brandenburg, the Innovation Center »Modern Industry Brandenburg« supports innovations in the field of automation and digitization.

In addition to offering general information and awareness-raising activities, the facility also operates a model factory where can be demonstrated the possibilities of digitization and automation with examples to the entrepreneurs. In addition, in a four-step process, SME will be assistance in the development of approaches, the concretization of concepts and the implementation of resulting innovation projects.

In July 2015 was the IMI Brandenburg officially launched, located at the Chair of Automation Technology at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Berger. A successful extension of the project, after a positive assessment of the first funding period will be further by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) financed.

During the first two and a half year project period, the IMI Brandenburg team was able to gather valuable experience from the close cooperation with the Brandenburg companies. Based on this, the already existing offer will be tailored to the specific needs of small and medium-sized businesses and give more practical relevance. In addition to the model factory at the IMI in Cottbus, further a locally distributed center created for the exchange of knowledge and experience. In the sense of a "company for company" concept, either implemented digitization and automation projects or projects, which are planned, could be viewed directly on site.

An additional focus based on the intensification and expansion of the existing cooperation and partner network. An establishing of an internet platform will support SME providing them with innovative and technical solutions.

Overall considered, aim all activities at making the subject of digitization and automation as well as all related offers, measures and services available across the area of Brandenburg.

Project Duration:            

36 Months (01.01.2018 – 31.12.2020)

Contact Person

Diana Zeitschel
www.imi4bb.de

 

Innovation Center Modern Industry Brandenburg (IMI)

Project description of IMI Brandenburg

Within the framework of the project 'Innovation Center Modern Industry Brandenburg' a consulting center for small and medium sized enterprises in Brandenburg was created. The application of new technologies is demonstrated in a 'model factory' using realistic setups. Furthermore, entrepreneurs can learn about reference projects offering approaches and ideas for the improvement and optimization of their own processes. Through talks, discussion groups and workshops knowledge and Best-Practice-experiences about different areas related to Industrie 4.0, such as technologies, methods and processes, are imparted. Moreover, an analysis of the improvement potential regarding the actual state in the respective company is conducted based on a separate conversation and distinct aims are determined. Subsequently, an individual strategy for the implementation of the expansion, modernization or automation of the particular manufacturing processes is developed. In order to realize the required actions potential integration partners are introduced and cooperations and projects initiated. Also, the opportunity to get informed about possibilties for grants is provided.

Run-time

36 months (2015-2017)

Graduate School "dependable systems" (ZUSYS)

Dependable Hardware/Software Systems

Project description of ZUSYS

Project ZUSYS

 The Graduate School ZUSYS offers trainings for highly qualified professionals in the field of reliable HW/SW systems. The skills required in leading positions are generally not covered in traditional doctoral studies. Hence, the graduate student is able to gain specific knowledge in all basic technologies by taking part in tutorials, workshops, research projects and courses of ZUSYS. To ensure a high quality of education the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg cooperates with the Universities of Liberec, Tallinn and Poznan.

 ZUSYS

Laundry Robotics Co-Techno/RFID-System

Project description

Project Laundry Robotics

Development of a fully automated system for drying and smoothing of flat laundry

 Research Projects

 The development aims to significantly minimize the energy expenditure in the smoothing process by optimizing the combination between defined air and contact drying. At the same time productivity is to be increased by an automatic feeder the flat linen.

Tasks of the Chair

  • Separating the washed laundry parts
  • gripping and transferring the laundry article
  • development of a defined hot air system

Run-time

(2014-2016)

Contact Person

Carsten Wedemeyer

COMET

"Plug and Produce" components and methods for adaptive control of robots in the factory of the future.

COMET Project Description

Projekt COMET (FP7-2010-NMP-258769)

Plug-and-produce COmponents and METhods for adaptive control of industrial robots enabling cost effective, high precision manufacturing in factories of the future

Research Projects

  • Signature system for the characterization of industrial robots
  • CAM-System for industrial robot application
  • Adaptive Tracking System for Milling path tracking
  • Highly dynamic compensation mechanism to increase the work piece surface quality

Tasks of the Chair

  • Work Package management, technical coordination
  • Modeling of robot behavior
  • Analysis of the miling process
  • Experimental validation of the results

Partner/Runtime

14 Partners, 30 Monath term (2010-2013)

www.comet-project.eu

eCUSTOM

System for web-based interaction for iteration of customer requirements in product design

eCUSTOM Project Description

Projekt eCUSTOM (EU-FP7-2010-NMP-ICT-FoF-260067)

A Web-based Collaboration System for Mass Customization

Research Projects

  • User Adaptive Suspension System for the integation of customer requirements in product design (Open Innovation)
  • Concept of production planning in the decentralized production system
  • Ecological evaluation module for measuring the impact of different variants in production development on the environment

Tasks of the Chair

  • Work Package management
  • Development of a decetralized production planning module for optimizing distributed manufacturing process
  • Construction of a multilayer data infrastructure for interoperabilty between different stakeholders

Partners/Runtime

11 Partners, 36 Month Term (2010-2013)

Project LASA

Investigations of the transition of Bachelor graduates to the professional environment

LASA Project Description

Project LASA

Transition of Bachelor graduates into the professional environment

Research Projects

  • Study of the impact of the engineer gap between the academic environemt and the professional environment in Brandenburg

Tasks of the Chair

  • Project coordinationand control
  • Development of solution recommendations for universities based on survey results of the empirical survey
  • Special considertaion of MINT graduates within 2 years after the graduation
    (MINT: Mathematik-Informatik-Naturwissenschaften-Technik)

Partner/Runtime

Hochschule Lausitz, 21 Month Term (2011-2013)

Project AiF

Development of a fully automated system for drying and smoothing of flat layered laundry

AiF Project Description

Projekt AiF

 Development of a fully automated system for drying and smoothing of flat layered laundry

 Research Projects

The development aims to significantly minimize the energy expenditure by optimized combination between a defined air and contact drying during the process. At the same time productivity is to be increased by an automatic feeder of the flat linen.

Tasks of the Chair

  • Separating the washed laudry articles
  • Gripping and transferring the laudry articles
  • Development of a defined Hot air system

Partners/Runtime

Vogler und Vogler GmbH, Waretex, WÄTAS, Kannegiesser,
27 Months Term (2011-2013)

www.w-lin.eu

Befund 4.0

Project description

This project aims to use innovative technologies, espacially digital media, to identify and diagnose technical parts of complex modules more easily. MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg and the Brandenburg University of Technology have therefor designed the project BEFUND 4.0.

Considering highly specialised working processes with very low fault tolerances different concepts for supporting the maintenance staff in different domains of their work are being developed. Additionally the concepts aim to reduce errors and their causes, increase process speed, precision and quality. Those improvements will result in lower costs for maintaining turbines.

The tasks of the BTU are focused on three topics:

  1. Technologies of image recognition are supposed to support the process of identifying components efficiantly. Additionally necessary documents for handling, inspecting and repairing turbines should be provided from the data system.
  2. Different approaches for the depiction of information in a suitable form for the processes at MTU are studied. Information must be presented in an understandable form. Therefor the most important information should be emphasized appropriatly.
  3. Digital transmission of defect information will enable MTU to save information about the process of the inspection as well as transferring those information to other employees in a comprehensible presentation. The digital procedure of the information transfer will be more accurate and efficiant. The technology will also improve the documentation in a components life cycle and reduce paper work.

Funding
The project Befund 4.0 is funded by the European Union with the programm „ProFit Brandenburg“.

Project partner

Project partner are the MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (consortium leader) and the Brandenburg University of Technology.

Project's duration
01.01.2018 – 31.07.2018

Contact
Marc Gebauer

SmartBodySynergy

Smart body cells for a synergetic ramp-up of electrified vehicles

Project description

Development of modular bodyshell cells by an economic mix of flexibility and adaptability in a position to manufacture all derivatives of vehicle architecture and therefore maximum synergies with existing production

Research Projects

  • flexible and versatile Powertrain plant and construction process
  • plug&produce capable and geometry flexible grippung and clamping systems and replaceable Joint heads
  • modulare, inline capable measuring and testing technology
  • scalable quality strategies


Tasks of the chair

  • Draft of CHR cell
  • Development of a security concept for the demonstrator
  • Hedging and acceptance of the CHR employees
  • Exemplary adaptation of flex joint heads on demonstator


Partner/Run-time

6 Partners, 36 Month term (2016-2018)

Contact Person

Martin Heinrich

Graduate School Dependable Cyber Physical Systems (DCPS)

as part of the DAAD program "Strategische Partnerschaften und thematische Netzwerke"

Project description

Projekt DCPS

The graduate school DCPS pursues a multidisciplinary approach enabling the postgraduate students to promote innovations in small and medium sized companies even beyond the limits of their own area of expertise. Therefore, a sound understanding of the overall system is essential, which is provided by interdisciplinary research areas and the cooporation with various universities.

Graduate School DCPS

Run-time

2013-2016

Contact Person

Philipp Städter

Graduate Research School "Lokale Produktion durch smarte Wertschöpfungsketten"

Project description

Currently, manufacturing procedures conducted locally are predominantly considered as Stand-Alone-processes. The central hypothesis of the granted Graduate Research School Cluster is, however, that the application of these manufacturing processes will increase significantly in order to compensate the lack of scalibility in mass production concerning the manufacturing of small batches, individual parts and individualized product variants. Thus, locally conducted manufacturing procedures have to be acknowledged as a part of new, 'smart' production and value chains.

Run-time

2016-2018

Contact Person

Philipp Städter

EU SMErobotics

Supplemental Demonstrator - HyLight: Assembly with sensitive compliant robot arms

Project description

Projekt EU SMErobotics (EU-FP7-2012)

Create SME-suitable robots that assist in managing uncertainty by symbiotic Human-Robot-Interaction (HRI) and embedded cognition going beyond flexibility by semantic integration

Research Projects

  • Assembly of components with small tolerances
  • process integrated quality control
  • all-in-one solution for the separation of the various components

Tasks of the Chair

  • Design and construction of Demonstation cell
  • Development of a concept for onsite programming
  • Develpoment of identification and localization system for the components

Partner/Run-time

3 Partners, 42 Months (2012-2016)

Contact Person

M.Sc. Kornelius Wächter

SMErobotics

BMBF KATHAROS

Prevation of Contamination by autonomous transport and handling robots in laundry systems

Project description

BMBF KATHAROS Project

Design of a novel service robot system for logistic processes in the field of application of industrial laundries

Research Projects

  • Development of operating autonomously, linked transport, separating, sorting and Commission modules
  • Investigation of adequate Identification Technologies
  • Prototypical implementation of the concept and evaluation in real application scenarios

Tasks of the Chair

  • Development of mechanical components for handling, avionics, robotics for laundry sorting (dirty side) and transport robot

  • Experimental validation of the demonstrators (in laboratory environment)
  • Inclusion and integration of the separating and sorting robot in process and environment

Partners/Run-time

5 Partners, 36 Month term (2013-2016)

Contact Person

Carsten Wedemeyer

Other Projects

PCK Raffinerie Schwedt
Feasibility study for the automatic filling of tank cars

TSB Inpro
Study on the use of physics engines in the virtual planning of production processes

ZAB Waretex
Process simulation of managing laundry containers for automatic storage

HYMOLD (EU-FP6-COOP-CT-2006-032931)Development of a Hybrid Machine Tool Concept for Manufacturing of Freeform Surface Moulds

FUTURA (EU-FP6-2004-NMP-NI-4-026621)
Multi-Functional Materials and related Production Technologies integrated into the Automotive Industry of the Future

DFG-HBFG
Production laboratory with 5 -axis milling center

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